The shortages continue to wreak havoc in New Jersey and across the country.

First, we had no toilet paper, then no coins, no aluminum cans and most recently, a severe shortage of the ADHD medication Adderall.

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According to ABC7NY.com, there is another health-related shortage just when we thought it couldn't get any worse.

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There is now a scarcity of amoxicillin.

In case you are not familiar, amoxicillin is, "the drug [most] commonly used to treat many illnesses, like ear and throat infections, [especially] in children."

I was put on amoxicillin so many times as a kid that the medication basically doesn't work on me anymore. But we use it because it works.

Why will this have you running for a flu shot?

Because of course, we start to run dangerously low on this important medication at the start of cold and flu season.

Make no mistake. The flu is a virus.

However, this is the time of year when I personally always get ear infections, bronchitis, strep throat and other infections that only seem to surface during these germy and cold times of year.

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Germs are everywhere.

Don't tell but as of now, I haven't gotten my flu shot yet. I've had an appointment that I had to cancel but now I will definitely reschedule.

Are we completely out of other common medications yet? No, not as far as I know.

But it is like being out of butter when it is time to start cooking. Are there other ingredients? Yes.

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But everyone keeps ten pounds of butter stocked in their fridge for a reason.

The fact that this is happening with a medication, makes it a little scary for  me.

According to ABC7NY.com, the FDA is actively working on the issue. Once we have another update on this topic I will let you know immediately.

Do not panic. I just want you to have all the information so you can make a decision with all the facts, flu shot or not.

Stay healthy and wash your hands this germy season!

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